Volunteering can be a great way to gain experience, meet people and contribute to services which will make a real difference to the communities in Greater Shepparton. Actually 20.6% of our community regularly participates in some form of volunteering.
Not-for-profit organisations, community groups, social enterprises, schools, sporting and social clubs can all benefit from the diverse range of talents and experiences of volunteers.
There are many different places to volunteer within the Greater Shepparton region.
We won’t just throw you in the deep end; if you’re volunteering for a Council service you will be invited to complete the Online Volunteer Industry Course as a starting point. This course will advise volunteers of the expected safety requirements and standards and provide you with information about your role.
Additional training and induction is provided when volunteering for specific programs and services such as the Visitor Centre, Friends of SAM (Shepparton Art Museum), Riverlinks ushering, Lighthouse Project and Meals-On-Wheels.
While people don’t always want a pat on the back for helping out, we do run the Greater Shepparton Volunteer Recognition Awards that provide much-needed recognition to hard-working locals whose efforts are not always sufficiently appreciated by the wider community.